Halo 2’s ‘Impossible’ $20,000 Challenge Finally Conquered

Halo 2's 'Impossible' $20,000 Challenge Finally Conquered

screenshot: Bungie/IGDB They said it was impossible and, for nearly two decades, that seemed to be the case. But last night, a streamer named Jervalin beat Halo 2‘s “LASO deathless” challenge, earning a cool $20,000 in the process. Talk about finishing the fight. Let’s rewind. Earlier this summer, the YouTuber Charles “Cr1tikal” White Jr. posted … Read more

Half-Life 2 Meets Halo In This New Steam FPS, Adaca

Half-Life 2 Meets Halo In This New Steam FPS, Adaca

gif: Siris Pendrake / Kotaku I’ve probably written this before on this very website, but whenever someone asks me what my favorite video game is, my default answer is Half Life 2. So any game that tries to capture Half Life 2‘s excellent mix of exploration, action, puzzle-solving, and emptiness has my attention. And if … Read more

Halo 2’s ‘Impossible’ $20,000 Challenge Finally Conquered

Halo 2's 'Impossible' $20,000 Challenge Finally Conquered

screenshot: Bungie/IGDB They said it was impossible and, for nearly two decades, that seemed to be the case. But last night, a streamer named Jervalin beat Halo 2‘s “LASO deathless” challenge, earning a cool $20,000 in the process. Talk about finishing the fight. Let’s rewind. Earlier this summer, the YouTuber Charles “Cr1tikal” White Jr. posted … Read more

Call Of Duty’s Cute Samoyed Dog Is ‘Plagiarized,’ Artist Claims

Call Of Duty's Cute Samoyed Dog Is 'Plagiarized,' Artist Claims

If found, please tell him he’s a very good boyscreenshot: Activision / CODSploitz / Kotaku If you’ve been following along with call of duty lately, you’re no stranger to seeing skins that remind of something you’ve seen before, be it John McClain from diehard Gold Ghostface from Scream. A recent, very adorable, very fluffy skin, … Read more

Halo 2’s Iconic E3 Trailer Will Be A Playable Level, Someday

Halo 2's Iconic E3 Trailer Will Be A Playable Level, Someday

screenshot: Bungie / Kotaku The coolest part of Halo 2 never made it into Halo 2. If you’re at all a fan of the series, you know exactly what I’m talking about: the “Earthcity” demoshown off during Microsoft’s E3 presentation in 2003. That level never made it into the full release of Halo 2but nearly … Read more

Hands Of Necromancy Is So Good It Could’ve Been Hexen III

Hands Of Necromancy Is So Good It Could've Been Hexen III

screenshot: HON Team / Kotaku In the mood for a retro-style FPS, I dug around the new releases on Steam, and poked at a few, not really clicking. Until, that is, I fsound Hands Of Necromancyand then played it all weekend. This is a Hexen-like FPS, with enormous, sprawling maps, a whole bunch of weapons, … Read more

Battlefield Company Slammed For Dunking On Single-Player Games

Battlefield Company Slammed For Dunking On Single-Player Games

Image: BioWare/Kotaku It’s been a while since Electronic Arts was the video game villain of the moment, but on Thursday the Fifa publisher sucked up all the oxygen in the room thanks to a bad joke made even worse by the company’s cutthroat history. If there’s one gaming mega corporation out there who shouldn’t have … Read more

Cult FPS XIII’s Terrible Remake Is Being Remade All Over Again

Cult FPS XIII's Terrible Remake Is Being Remade All Over Again

screenshot: Microids In 2003, a shooter called XIII was released. Based on a series of Belgian graphic novels, it tried something unique (for the time) by emulating the comic’s cel-shaded look, and while it wasn’t the greatest shooter ever made, it was still incredibly cool, quickly earning itself cult status . Then seventeen years later … Read more

Cyberpunk 2077 QA Team CEO Responds To Claims They Misled CDPR

Cyberpunk 2077 QA Team CEO Responds To Claims They Misled CDPR

Get off, you damn bug!screenshot: CD Project Cyberpunk 2077 will always be a cautionary tale of how not to make and release a game. It was notoriously marred by technical bugs and developmental woes and now, according to a new report from YouTuber Upper Echelon Gamers, a QA firm allegedly misled CD Projekt Red during … Read more

Destiny 2 DMCA Revenge Plot Now At $7.6 Million Bungie Lawsuit

Destiny 2 DMCA Revenge Plot Now At $7.6 Million Bungie Lawsuit

Image: Bungie A spree of rogue DMCA takedown notices for Destiny 2 happy on YouTube earlier this year has now ballooned into a $7.6 million lawsuit, as Bungie goes after the alleged perpetrator in court. In addition, some Destiny 2 content creators now say they feel “betrayed” after the person who was seemingly responsible denied … Read more